Albany – Episode 388

In this episode, I talked about Blizzard Albany officially forming their union! I also talked about Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard acquisition, news about Diablo Immortal, and fun tweets about Diablo IV.

Things mentioned in this episode:

  • @Megan_Nicolett (Senior writer at Wired) tweeted about The NLRB denying Activision Blizzard’s efforts to expand the Albany vote.
  • @WeAreGWAAlbany tweeted: “WE WON!”
  • @ABetterABK tweeted that they are proud of @WeAreGWAAlbany
  • @greenhousenyt (former New York Times labor reporter) tweeted that Albany quality assurance workers voted 14-0 to unionize
  • @noamscheiber (Labor reporter for New York Times) tweeted that the union wins 14-0 in an election at Blizzard Albany
  • The Washington Post posted an article titled: “Workers at Diablo, Warcraft developer Blizzard Albany win union”
  • The Hollywood Reporter posted an article titled: “Second Group of Activision Blizzard Workers Unionize in NLRB Election”
  • The Verge posted an article titled: “Another Blizzard QA department wins union vote”
  • Business Insider posted a short article highlighting Jessica Gonzalez (Organizer at CODE-CWA)
  • GameRant posted an article titled: “Swedish Company Sues Microsoft and Activision Blizzard for Collusion”
  • The Economist posted an article titled: “Trustbusters should let Microsoft buy Activision Blizzard”
  • Diablo Immortal has a lot of events happening in December
  • Diablo Immortal Developer Q&A Series answered some questions
  • @Diablo tweeted: “The end is near. Use #LilithIsComing to tell the world what you’ll do before you’re dragged to Hell.”
  • @Diablo tweeted: “Heed our warning. #LilithIsComing”
  • Diablo IV will be playable on PC, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PS5 and PS4

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